Domestic & General had an unlikely start, insuring sheep and cattle in the Australian outback. Today, the London-based firm insures electrical items for 16m customers in 12 countries. It partners with retailers and manufacturers, including Indesit, Argos and Sky, to sell appliance care plans. Last week the company appointed Ian Mason, 54, as its new chief executive designate.

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Company details
CompanyDomestic & General
ActivityWarranty provider
Sales £m*669
Profit £m*84
Year endMar 15
Principal shareholdersCVC Capital Partners (>50%), management (<50%)

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